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    Saint Michael's College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BI 365 - Immunology and Parasitology


An introduction to the: i) biology of the human immune system and mechanisms used to protect against infection, and ii) diversity, biology, and significance of micro- and macro-parasites influencing human health and disease. Students learn about immune cells and molecules, mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, consequences of infection, parasite epidemiology, and patterns of host-parasite co-evolution. Labs explore parasite diversity and life-cycles, and molecular- and antibody-based immune assays.

Prerequisites: BI-151 and BI-153, with a grade of “C” or better in each: CH-110.

Full course
Laboratory Fee: Yes
Liberal Studies Curriculum: Global Issues that Impact the Common Good
When Offered: Fall